The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 47 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 40 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.81% 3.52% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 3.75% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 18
Average daily rate
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£358 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £305 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1343 1119 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.51% 93.72% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 672 331
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 21 (25.93%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Migration
2 12 (14.81%) Windows
3 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.11%) Informatica
4 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.88%) Banking
5 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
5 8 (9.88%) Oracle
6 7 (8.64%) ITIL
6 7 (8.64%) UNIX
6 7 (8.64%) SAN
6 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (7.41%) Data Quality
7 6 (7.41%) Linux
7 6 (7.41%) SAP
7 6 (7.41%) Change Management
7 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.17%) VMware
8 5 (6.17%) Firewall
8 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
8 5 (6.17%) HP
8 5 (6.17%) EMC
8 5 (6.17%) Master Data Management
8 5 (6.17%) Data Management
9 4 (4.94%) Document Management
9 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.94%) Office 365

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.47%) CICS
3 2 (2.47%) SAS
3 2 (2.47%) JBoss
3 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Lync
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.23%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) SAP SD
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.23%) Agresso
2 1 (1.23%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) SAN
2 5 (6.17%) Firewall
3 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.23%) LAN
5 1 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (1.23%) FTP
5 1 (1.23%) SSL
5 1 (1.23%) VPN
5 1 (1.23%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.23%) Network Security
5 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) PowerCenter
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.94%) DB2
2 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.47%) MS Access
2 2 (2.47%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.23%) Sqoop
3 1 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.23%) Kalido
General
1 21 (25.93%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) HTML
2 3 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.47%) .NET
3 2 (2.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.23%) ISPF
4 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.70%) User Experience
1 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (1.23%) Clustering
2 1 (1.23%) Replication
2 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.23%) Open Source
2 1 (1.23%) RMADS
2 1 (1.23%) Animation
2 1 (1.23%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.23%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 7 (8.64%) UNIX
2 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.41%) Linux
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.70%) AIX
5 3 (3.70%) HPUX
5 3 (3.70%) Solaris
5 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) Migration
2 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.64%) ITIL
4 6 (7.41%) Change Management
4 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.17%) Master Data Management
5 5 (6.17%) Data Management
6 4 (4.94%) Document Management
6 4 (4.94%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.94%) Project Management
7 3 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (3.70%) CRM
8 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.47%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.47%) Use Case
8 2 (2.47%) High Availability
8 2 (2.47%) Security Architecture
8 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.47%) Service Management
8 2 (2.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.94%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) VBA
2 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.47%) C#
3 1 (1.23%) JCL
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) VBScript
3 1 (1.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) CISSP
1 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.23%) ISEB
2 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) BS7799
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.23%) RACF
4 1 (1.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) Control-M
2 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) Informatica
3 8 (9.88%) Oracle
4 6 (7.41%) SAP
5 5 (6.17%) VMware
5 5 (6.17%) HP
5 5 (6.17%) EMC
6 4 (4.94%) Cisco
7 3 (3.70%) Veritas
7 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.47%) Lotus
8 2 (2.47%) NetApp
8 2 (2.47%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.47%) McAfee
9 1 (1.23%) BT
9 1 (1.23%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.23%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.23%) Citrix
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